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, listen, can i get the -- michelle obama? yeah. >> yeah. >> what do you think? >> yeah, oh, i think so. we've seen the photo. we're going to want to see how the bangs move. that's what we'll be looking for. >> let's see. >> i've got the side sweep. she got the straight across much. >> what is your favorite pick, topping your list? >> that's hard to say. i think there are so many events. there's a lot of buzz, though, about the after-after party that rahm emanuel is doing monday night. >> the after-after party? >> the chicago blues party that starts at 11:00 at night, that's the ticket everyone is trying to get into. >> amy argetzinger. i like your poots, boots, i could use them now. it's warm over here where the lights are and freezing here. you came appropriately dressed. i'm not. thank you, amy. always a pressure to see you. >>> the inauguration includes the first lady and we're going to highlight that amazing woman. that is next. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so...
, and growing up before a nation. then, their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term and those new bangs. the first lady tweeting, "blessed to be joining so many of my fellow americans gathered to watch the inauguration." and then, the president, walking toward that archway, about to see the hundreds of thousands gathered on the national mall. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the preside
. specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. some politics ahead looking to tomorrow and the next four years. republican consultants joining us. friend and advisor of president obama. paul, you wrote an article today. you said the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and about unity and go out and be ruthless. >> yes. that is the lesson of lincoln. in the first inaugural he talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature and then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. i think presidents have to change, try to change the culture in which they are placed. in this case, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just
, specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. raw politics looking ahead to tomorrow and, of course, looking ahead at the next four years, we have a team of professionals here, who have seen a lot of presidential history being made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, former president clinton adviser and mastermind, paul begala and president of rebuild the dream is here as well. paul, you wrote an article in "the daily beast" i think it was today, you basically said, the president should say all the right things in his speech tomorrow about coming together and unity, and then he should go out and be ruthless? >> yes, yes. he famously hosted steven spielberg and daniel day-lewis and the stars behind the movie "lincoln." that is the lesson of lincoln, in his first inaugural he talked about appealing to better angels of our nature, then we went to war. he tried. president o
dance partner, michelle obama. [ applause ] >> you can forget the pomp and circumstance. question on their mind, you were on the edge of your seat. what was michelle going to wear? >> abc's deborah roberts has more. ♪ >> reporter: there they were, dancing their first dance. her in a gown millions of women will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, wash
to see the introduction of the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. as you watched her grow in this role the last four years, what do you think? >> well she has done -- she is a, the most popular person in america just about. she has firmed up the sense of this family as a very responsible family that people can relate to, which was not always going to be obvious. so i think she has had that important role. she has not had the role hillary clinton had of getting involved in public policy. and i wouldn't be surprised -- and this is something she is capable of doing so i wouldn't be surprised over the second term if she drifts more in into that role. more publicly, i think she has had a significant role behind the scenes. >> jill biden has just been introduced to the crowd and taken her place. mark? >> i think it's remarkable, when she started in the campaign in 2008, where the remark about, i've never been more proud of my country, she was attacked and became a political listening rod, and it's been a very conscious, concentrated and effective effort to bring her back to the
choreographed it is. the minute that michelle walks out the front door with the red curtain around it what time the dignitaries walk out, what time the president himself walks out. and at 11:55 on the dot he gets sworn in by chief justice john roberts. he'll be using two bibles today. that's not unprecedented. three presidents in the past have done the same. the first belonged to president lincoln. he used it in his swearing-in in 1861. and the second belonged to martin luther king jr. it was his traveling bible and it's fitting because today is martin luther king day. after the swearing-in, the president and the first lady family and friends, congressional leaders all head in to statuary hall for lunch. this is a tradition that dates back to 1889. they'll dine on bison and good old-fashioned apple pie. >> we go to chief correspondent and host of "face the nation" bob schieffer. he's covering his 12th inaugurations. good morning. >> actually it's 13. i came to lbj's with my mom. she got an invitation. the first one i covered, you're absolutely right, was 1968. and heari
. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, mrs.ck obama and mission michelle obama, accompanied by senator schumer. [applause] >> please be seated. mr. president. ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. mr. president, mr. vice president, honored guests, my colleagues on the joint congressional committee on the inaugural ceremonies and i are pleased to welcome you to today's inaugural luncheon. in this historic room we look around at the 35 statues representing men and women, well, one woman. thank you illinois and senator durbin for the statue of frances willard, though i feel obligated to say she was born in rochester, new york. thankfully, she will soon have a company when rosa parks completes her journey from the back of the bus to the front of statuary hall later this year. [applause] now we look around and remember the men and women who helped to define our nation. they like us worked hard to move this country forward. here in this hall, four presidents took the oath of office. here abraham lincoln serve
. >> in the midst of all this spectacle, michelle obama says she's keeping her kids grounded. we're going to peel back the curtain on the kids' daily routine and see how their lives have changed in the white house. and an interview with former secretary of state colin powell, as he would like to see an african american president who's a republican in his lifetime. first an inaugural flashback. >>> we must be ready to dare all for our country. >> i think the reason so many inaugural speeches are not memorable is they're like graduation speeches. the president reaches for these large themes. we remember lincoln's. we remember fdr's. do we remember reagan's? >> let us begin an era of national renewal. >> we remember jfk's. >> ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. >> sometimes they fall flat. it does depend upon the circumstance -- if there's a war, if there's a depression, those are the moelts that create great speeches in a certain sense, but it also depends upon the person being able to inject himself into that moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we b
by the beautiful first lady, michelle obama, and her new hairdo and sasha and malia, the first daughters of the united states as well. they will be there tomorrow. and of course, joined by the vice president and his wife as well. give you a little bit of tid bits inauguration, show you a picture in a moment i have here today. last time, just so you know, there were about 5 to 7,000 port-a-potties here last time, in 2009. this time, there are only going to be about 1500, but last time there were almost 2 million people. this time, expected to be between 600,000 -- 600,000 to 800,000 people. so, about 1500. and so, there you go. last time, 2009, generated over 130 tons of waste. we don't know what's gonna happen this time because it hasn't happened. this is my moment earlier. my high school idol, cyndi lauper, was here and i got a picture with her. do we have the picture? there it is. i am a happy man now. and we can start the top of the show. >>> hello, everyone it is 5 p.m. on the east coast, 2 p.m. on the west coast, i am don lemon. i am live in washington, d.c., very special coverage o
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is the national day of service. we plan to bring you remarks from first lady michelle obama later this afternoon. tomorrow, live coverage of obama's official swearing-in ceremony at the white house. that is just before noon. our full live inauguration coverage at 7:00 a.m. eastern on monday. the president and first lady were at an elementary school in washington d.c.. they participated in a community service project, all part of the national day of service being held throughout the nation today to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. [indiscernible] [laughter] a >> that was a good one. [indiscernible] [indistinct conversations] [cheers and applause] >> will want to complement -- we want to compliment burrville school, andry the principal here. [indiscernible] everyone here understands the importance of giving back. [indiscernible] [cheers and applause] all the great work that has been done here today. [indiscernible] our parents, every holiday, we always do service. [cheers and applause] showing all our young people early on [inaudible] it should also be an affirmation that we'
with lincoln. i should say, as we're talking right now, the first lady michelle obama, is making her way to the entrance of the west front of the capital, also looking at sunny sotomayor who is about to take her seat among the supreme court justices -- son is sotomayor who is about to takers among the supreme court justices. i c clarence thomas as well. we're having this conversation about 35 minutes before the inauguration ceremonies began. michelle obama herself is a descendant of slaves from the carolinas. >> that is right. sojourner truth was a black woman activist in the 1840's, 1850's and going forward. he raised issues not only about racism and slavery, but also about the rights of women. in particular, how african- american women were treated by the feminist movement in that time. she was a very important character. lincoln's white house was significant because it was the first time of any president of 15 presidents who came before lincoln would not meet with african-american leaders. this simply did not care what african-americans fought with the they were freed african- america
and now fresh bangs. no one has influenced women's fashion quite like michelle obama. >> women like the way she mixes labels. she's unafraid to wear color. she seems like she's having fun. >> reporter: as all eyes turn to the inauguration, one big mystery remains, who will the first lady be wearing? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling fingers when she wore alexander mcqueen to a state dinner and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >>
at the driveway of his mississippi home. michele obama and her daughters looking very happy. let's take a listen. [patriotic music playing] bret: it there we see vice president joe biden introduced. nancy pelosi is behind him and then you see president obama. it is still ain't getting ready for that speech. megyn: it will all be written out for him, there is nothing to worry about. [footsepts] [footsteps] [inaudible conversations] [patriotic music playing] megyn: that was the president walking through the credits. can anybody tell me what that is? bret: it is the part right under the middle of the statuary hall where the donors. megyn: do think that is an odd name for that part of our capital? speech you know, i don't. megyn: they have emerged through the crypt and now shall begin shell began the actual ceremony. we have been listening and will continue to listen to the united states marine band. they have been playing since 1801 for thomas jefferson. they are america's oldest professional musical organization. >> the president of the united states, barack obama. [applause] [cheers] [applause] [
and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them, and we have a wonderful time, but it doesn't prevent them from going under the floor of the house and, you know, blasting me for being a big spending socialist. >> good morning, everyone. january 15th. it's raining out there. >> it's miserable. >> with us on set is msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. his outfit. >> what's up, mike? >> and former democratic congressman, harold ford junior. >> good morning. >> we'll do that later, alex. also, we have this obesity story, coca-cola making changes. i love that. >> they're putting more sugar in. >> no. do you know what they're doing? any know the story? >> yeah, i do. >> they're getting ready for the lawsuits? >> come on. helping america. coming up with smaller cans, 140 calories. >> are people suing coke? >> i think there will be major lawsuits, much like tobacco, against junk food manufacturers and soda pop makers, but they're going to try and mitigate that. >> see what's on today? one month after 20 6 and 7 year-olds were slaughtered, the daily news,
the corridors of school. >> and their grandmother, michelle obama's mother is there, also. we don't really get to see enough of her. >> as is her wish. everyone around me just says what a terrific president is around the white house. it makes it feel like home, makes it feel normal. and, again, that veil of privacy as done its job. >> she makes this life possible for them. it's something that was obviously so important to mr. obama and mrs. obama, too, that these girls would not be victims of this public life that their parents are h chosen. mrs. obama has commented about how her children can do spvps they can under the watchful eye of secret service, of course. >> remember, the crowd is aware of what's next in many cases because of the big screen tv. >> you heard a giggle there as they heard their own names announced. they are still just kids. >> i was asking jenna bush what it was like to just stand there and look out. and she said it's just amazing, beyond the people who are invited, beyond the family, you have this realtime sense that you're living history and that you're part of it. it so
to and embrace. that's a wonderful quality. >> she has set the trend. before michelle obama arrived in washington, you did not see every anchor on television, especially local television, in sleeveless dresses. this is something that she did. we've seen that with past first ladies. we saw it with jackie kennedy and pill box hats. this is something that michelle obama will be remembered as someone who changed fashion in america. and i think a lot of people are lifting weights so they could wear the sleeveless dresses. >> getting up at 4:30 to 5:00 in the morning to workout. i want to turn to matt dowd because he can have an opinion on this because he has passion. you've been talking so much about the way family is now central to american politics in a way it never was. >> it's become much more of a choice about the couple than just the person. up until now, the man, running for office. it's now becoming -- american takes a prism of what they want to see and want in a president, not only from him, but also from the couple and from the family. and that's become very important. >> we saw president bi
is michelle obama's role going to be in this -- >> they have decisions to make with this. she's so popular. >> and she's a real asset and so likable. >> the fact that she announced ofa, the 501-c4 suggests he could be taking a more direct policy role. she's not doing policy in the way mrs. clinton did, but i suspect ofa could give her a way to think about how to connect the volunteerism traditional model of a first lady job with a more accurate policy role. >> she'll be a motivator in the base, no doubt. >> she's done so much with joining forces with the military families, and also with dr. jill biden, there's the vice president. >> senator lamar alexander from tennessee. >> on the inaugural committee. >> are we noticing the jfks a pekaspect to the joe biden atti today? he's not a subtle man. >> that's what we like best about joe, though. >> does joe biden have an enemy in washington? i mean, joe biden, talk about his popularity and him potentially running, but of all the years spent in washington, is there an anti-joe biden core in washington? i don't know anybody in politic who is is. >>
continues later this half hour as michelle obama's fashions will, of course, get plenty of attention today. we'll take you live to washington again on "america this morning" and on a special edition of "good morning america" in a few hours. so stay with abc news all day long. >>> and near albuquerque, a 15-year-old boy is in custody this morning after police say he killed his parents and three siblings. authorities said each victim was shot more than once. several guns were found at the home. one of which was a semiautomatic military style rifle. investigators were trying to determine who owned the gun. the father was well known in the community for his work as a volunteer chaplain at the county jail. >>> overseas where an accidental explosion has apparently killed 13 suspected al qaeda militants in yemen. a bomb went off inside a house where the men were holed up near the town of radda. they're active in southern yemen and has launched several deadly attacks against the military. >>> investigators just identified six more victims of that hostage ordeal in algeria as workers from the phili
michelle obama's family. today you're right. there will be two. one used by president lincoln when he was sworn in, and then another from dr. martin luther king, jr. so, you know, there is something for everyone there. all points of history being touched by these bibles being used. listen, folks continue to pour in here. there is definitely a buzz in the air and it's going to warm up. but we just got an alert from the dc weather system that we could get snow later on. probably by the time everyone is cleared out here, but just in time fort balls, that may roll into d.c back to you. >> steve: a very pretty day. we couldn't book alex trebek, but we did get shannon bream. >> brian: we were terrible. >> you're brilliant, all three of you. >> steve: over to you and gretch. >> gretchen: ever dream of quitting your day job and starting something completely new? can you really afford to do that? our next guest says no and it could be good for your career. >> brian: he's the author of this book "i will teach you to be rich." so you do not want us to quit our jobs and just go do this, right? th
michelle, they will be signed with the initials m.o. it comes in account for another big event. it's the first lady's 49th birthday. >>> the original author of the dear abby advice column has died. she died yesterday after a long battle with always hypers. she was 94. for decades her column competed with the advice of ann landers, written by her twill sister esther, but the two were on good terms by the time esther died in 2002, and a good advice column runs in the family. the dear abby column has been written by abby's daughter jean for the past nine years now. >>> a group of conspiracy theorists is causing more pain for the families at sandy hook. sandy hook truthers, as they're called, claim the massacre that killed 20 children and 6 adults was a hoch design designed to drum up, there's a 3046 minute youtube youtube has flagged this as potential disturbing, but has not taken it down. it's been viewed more than 10 million dimes. >>> richmond phillips, some breaking news right now, guilty of first degree murder in the what netta wright trial, the death of her and their child, guil
some carrots! >> reporter: but michelle obama says she's a part-time first lady and a full-time parent. normally dedicating only two to three days per week to official events. katie mccormack is a former top aide to the first lady. >> there might be some days that we would just do day trips, traveling around their school schedule so that she could get him out the door in the morning and be back in time for dinner. >> reporter: as parents, the obamas are very involved. this is president obama taking a moment out of his work day to bring sasha upstairs to the residence. in the obama white house, there is structure and chores. sasha and maria are limited to two hours of tv per week, no social media. >> i worry about facebook right now only because, look, i know the folks at facebook, obviously they've revolutionized, you know, social networks, but, you know, malia because she's well known, i'm very keen on her protecting her privacy. she can make her own decisions obviously later as she gets older. but right now even just for security reasons, you know, she doesn't have a facebook page. d
michelle roberts from joint task force and apical -- are task force had the responsibility for planning and courtney being the military ceremony is support for the now girl activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president come to the first lady the vice president of the second leg will be escorted out to these front of the capital where they will be greeted by mage or general michael lamington the commander of the task force and he will escort them down the steps to take what is called the path in review in the and the path in review essentially is the presidential escort unit which is comprised of approximately 387 servicemembers followed by each of the service armed guards and the u.s. army band as well as the marine corps band. and they will go past the presidents location on the east front of the capital and once they complete the path in review, then the presidential escort follows the more decayed and then they start the parade route. around the parade route we have approximately 2300 military personnel participating in the parade. there are approximately 10,000 total pers
'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from joint task force national capitol region, and our task force has responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. um, once the luncheon is complete the president, the first lady, the vice president is and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol where they will be greeted by major general michael linnington, the commander of the task force, and he will escort them down the steps to take what is called the pass and review. and pass and review, essentially, is the presidential escort unit which is comprised of approximately 380 service members followed by each of the service honor guards in, um, the u.s. army band as well as the marine corps band. and they will go past the president's location on the steps on the east front of the capitol. and once they complete the pass and review, then the presidential escort, they fall into the, um, the motorcade, and then they start the parade route. now, along the parade route we have approximate
you. i'm colonel michele roberts for joint task is national capital region and our task force has responsibility for planning accord meetings military ceremonial support for not relativity. once the luncheon is complete, the president, first lady, vice president and second baby will be escorted to the east front of the capitol where they will be greeted by michael livingston, commander of the task force and he will escort them down the steps to take what is called the packs and review, essentially the presidential escort unit, comprised of approximately 380 servicemembers followed by each of the service honor guard and the u.s. army and bacillus the marine corps band and they will go past the president's location on the steps on the east front of the capitol and once they complete the pass in review, then the presidential escort followed to the motorcade and then they start the parade route. along the parade route with approximately 2300 military personnel participating in the parade. approximately 10,000 total personnel in the parade in the way the parade is organized by five div
to this and operation. >> i am gloria, from seattle. >> michelle, new york. >> marion, pennsylvania. >> you decided to meet here. >> we are all three sisters. >> why did you decide to come to washington for the 57 and operation? >> i think we regretted not being here quarter years ago. we decided we would not miss it this time around. >> we never thought about it or we did not think it is possible to come altogether. >> how did this all happened? how did each of you get here? >> i drove up from pennsylvania. >> i flew in. >> gives me an average cost of how much this will come to, the bill to be here in washington and to stay overnight. >> probably over $2,000. hotel're able to find a and do all that. what are the logistics like? >> we rented a condo from somebody advertising. >> what time did you get up to make your way down here? >> 5:00 a.m. the last couple of days, a lot of walking. >> give me your impressions. your dancing before the camera came out. >> hit the excitement is in the air. we cannot get enough of it. it is awesome. >> do you has volunteered for the president? >> no, just donations
update. >>> good morning it's 7:28 i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm frank mallicoat with a check of your headlines from cbs 5. >>> the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> y they are but it wasn't easy. tough start but a nice finish for the 9ers. they get their first super bowl berth in 18 years after a come from behind victory yesterday over the atlanta falcons. >>> caltrains annual freedom train honoring dr. martin luther king junior leaves san jose two hours from now. the trip commemorates the march from selma to montgomery in 1965. tickets are $10 per person. >>> and a local surfer is this year's winner at mavericks, peter mel beat out two dozen of the world's best. about 30,000 people on hand to watch. >> you completing yesterday. >> no, but i was watching. it's a lot safer from the shore. >>> great weather not only this weekend, but today it's looking good. you begin to see the clouds encroaching closer to the coastline and will push on shore in the middle of the week. clear over the bay. temperatures on the cold side, 20s and 30s inland. by the afternoon we'll be enjoying hazy su
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dole, congressman michel, and fellow citizens, neighbors, and friends, there is a man here who has earned a lasting place in our hearts and in our history. president reagan, on behalf of our nation, i thank you for the wonderful things that you have done for america. [applause] i have just repeated word for word the oath taken by george washington 200 years ago, and the bible on which i placed my hand is the bible on which he placed his. it is right that the memory of washington be with us today, not only because this is our bicentennial inauguration, but because washington remains the father of our country. and he would, i think, be gladdened by this day, for today is the concrete expression of a stunning fact -- our continuity these 200 years since our government began. we meet on democracy's front porch, a good place to talk as neighbors and as friends. for this is a day when our nation is made whole, when our differences, for a moment, are suspended. and my first act as president is a prayer. i ask you to bow your heads -- heavenly father, we bow our heads and thank you for you
to the cardinal congress. michele bachmann buys her own clothes. [laughter] five. contemporary tea party members threatened to -- that was in the government over a precipice and less democrats compromise on issues such as spending, universal health care and the end of tax breaks for certain wealthy persons. in 1792, old radical sam adams was asked if he supported with key rebellion farmers who, in that year, had begun shooting at federal agents rather than pay taxes they considered unfair. adams harrumphs. revolt against the king and parliament, excluding subjects from the government is just unnecessary, he said. but in his opinion, any citizen of a democratic government who took up arms against that government ought, in his opinion, to be hanged. corporate name change, anyone? thank you very much. [applause] >> we will take questions. i think it would like you to walk to the microphones, if you don't mind. >> is this working? this question is for professor nasser. in your research about joseph kennedy, there was some controversy during the election of 1960 or 59, that joseph can be manipulated
around from position to position. michelle obama objected to that when she worked in the mayor's office, she thought it was too insular and part of the appeal of barack obama circa 2007/2008 is that he had this kind of expansive quality. he brought in people like austan gools by and samantha power who were not the usual politicos who looked at the world differently. we see that less with the administration now. there seems to be a narrowing. >> rose: it's said that journalists have the first draft of history and historians have third, fourth, fifth drafts. when we come back, further conversation of the next four years of the obama administration two. we continue this evening with a conversation about the presidency of barack obama on the occasion of his second inauguration this time four years ago the world watched as the first african american was sworn in. it was an historic day. mr. obama came to the president in the midst of a global financial crisis and two wars. he has had to reshape america's role in the world, the boldness of his accomplishments-- health care reform-- has been d
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